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A '''knish''' is an Eastern European snack food consisting of a filling (cooking)|filling covered with dough that is either baking|baked, grilling|grilled, or deep frying|deep fried. Knishes can be purchased from street vendors in urban areas with a large Jewish population, sometimes at a hot dog stand or from a butcher shop. It was made popular in North America by Eastern European immigrants from the Pale of Settlement (mainly from present-day Belarus, Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine). In most Eastern European traditional versions, the filling is made entirely of mashed potato, ground meat, sauerkraut, onions, kasha (buckwheat Groat (grain)|groats), or cheese. Other varieties of fillings include sweet potatoes, black turtle bean|black beans, fruit, broccoli, tofu, or...
Alternate nameKnysh
Country| region = Eastern Europe
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TypeSnack, side dish, finger food
Served| main_ingredient = Mashed potatoes, dough, ground meat, sauerkraut, onions, kasha, cheese
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